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Was looking at one of the links that HIP pointed out in another thread and this article caught my eye:
(Well, actually the word "topless" in the title caught my eye but that's beside the point :))

Topless Mini to Arrive in U.S. Showrooms in August
Posted on 3/3/04 1:32p.m. CST

GENEVA — The long-anticipated convertible version of the popular Mini Cooper made its world debut at a media preview for the Geneva International Motor Show. It will make its first U.S. appearance at the New York International Auto Show in April.

The Mini convertible remains a full-fledged four-seater. Its cloth roof, available in three colors, powers down in 15 seconds, according to Mini officials. Press a button, and the integrated sliding roof opens; then the soft-top folds to the rear. The rear columns automatically retract, and the rear side windows move down at the same time. The top folds behind the rear seats and does not require a tonneau cover.

The convertible features what Mini calls the Easy Load system. With the roof closed, two levers in the luggage compartment fold up the bottom section of the cover, which is fastened on a tightening bracket. When the rear lid is open, it provides convenient access to the luggage compartment. In addition, the rear seatbacks fold forward and fasten securely in position to expand luggage capacity.

The convertible will be available in both the Cooper and Cooper S models and is expected to compete with the Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. When it goes on sale later this year in the United States, the soft-top Mini will cost between $4,000 and $5,000 more than the comparable hardtop versions. The Cooper hardtop now starts at $16,449; the Cooper S starts at $19,899. The Cooper convertible will go on sale in the United States in August, and the Cooper S version will follow later.

 

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Is it true that there is no space to stow the spare tire/donut in a Mini Cooper's trunk?

A distant friend of mine has a Cooper and I remember him telling me that he has to put the spare ON the back seat. But he decided to take it out all together since the tires are "run flats" so it still allows him to drive even with a flat.
 
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